A Word A Day : Banality
Saturday, 31st May 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Noun )
Pronunciation : bay-náll-tee Definition:
1. conventional or dull ordinariness
2. an ordinary remark or feature that lacks originality
3. a trite or obvious remarkEtymology:
Origin : 1745–55Synonyms:
bromide, cliché, commonplace, platitude, stereotype, truism, triteness, predictability, ordinariness, dullness, triviality, facilenessAntonyms:
coinage, innovation, nuance, original saying, originalityContextual Examples:
• The banality
of the speaker's remarks put the audience to sleep.
• Television commercials are full of banalities
is a terribly likely consequence of the underused of a good mind. That is why in particular it is a female affliction.
is a symptom of non-communication. Men hide behind their clichs.
• A mental disease has swept the planet: banalization
presented with the alternative of love or a garbage disposal unit, young people of all countries have chosen the garbage disposal unit.Related Words:
: Noun - Plural
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